30 Fish Swim Inside New SeaGlass Carousel in New York’s Battery Park

December 11, 2015

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Thirty grand luminescent fish “swimming” in a monumental nautilus shell glow from the SeaGlass Carousel, the new permanent cultural attraction at The Battery, a 25-acre public park at the southern tip of Manhattan in New York City.

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After more than Read More...

A Floating Island Made of Fat

December 6, 2015

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While most people think too much fat isn’t a good thing, a couple of ecological artists/designers are hard at work trying to accumulate a lot of it so they can construct and grow a giant floating island made of fat.Read More...

The Garden Harvesting and Clearing Bag You Wear

December 3, 2015

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The perfect gardener’s companion, The Gardener’s Hollow Leg is a hands-free debris and garden harvesting bag you wear so gardening doesn’t wear you out.

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Always at your side, it quickly and easily straps to your waist enabling you to carry … Read More...

Urban Gardens 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

December 1, 2015

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It’s that time of year again and we’re excited to present our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide, a curated list of 15 fun, functional, and fashionable items for the home and garden! Have you been naughty or nice? We’re not judging. Read More...

Complete Kit For Growing Herbs Indoors That You Only Water Once

November 21, 2015

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Many city dwellers picture themselves cooking gorgeous gourmet meals seasoned with fresh herbs plucked just moments before from the windowsill. But the time between deciding to grow herbs and actually cooking with them can be less inspiring.

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Watering the herbs … Read More...

Fiskars Kicks Off 2015 Project Orange Thumb Community Garden Initiative

November 18, 2015

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Community gardening cultivates many things: creative expression, beautiful outdoor spaces, civic and community collaboration, healthy hand-grown foods and sustainable living.

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As a leader in the garden industry celebrating and supporting community gardening, Fiskars launched Project Orange Thumb, a community garden … Read More...

Revisit Some of Our Most Popular Urban Gardens Facebook Posts

November 17, 2015

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Sometimes our Facebook page followers just love a post so much, it goes viral and the sharing just continues. Check it out–this post featuring photographer Simon Metz’s Italian rooftop garden photo, above, reached 996,352 people, received 79,637 likes, comments, and Read More...

With Biomimicry, Designers Turn to Nature to Reimagine Our Food System

November 14, 2015

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The common earthworm, termite mounds, and even the Texas Horned Lizard share something in common: they have all inspired innovative design concepts for Read More...

Growing Vegetables Indoors Twenty-One at a Time

November 6, 2015

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The urban greenhouse-less are not doomed to a life of seasonal CSAs (although they are a good thing) or wilted produce from the mega grocery store down the road (a bad thing.) Innovations of the gardening kind are popping up … Read More...

Roving Portland Supper Club Goes Camping

October 22, 2015

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When some good friends of theirs organized a camping trip for 13 people at a private campsite at Cape Arago on the Oregon coast, Meadowlark partners Jen Datka and Emily Park knew instantly it would be the Read More...

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